joined:Aug 3, 2017
I have some general questions about mod_rewrite. I have a WordPress site (www.WordPress.site for example) and interested in using domain masking but not sure if this can be achieved...
Basically, each Author on the site has an Author's Page. I would like the options to give certain Authors, but not all, the ability to mask their Authors Page with a different domain name. So basically when someone is browsing my site and they click on an Author name it will link to their Author Page (let's say Jake). When that happens some Authors would have their own domain URL displayed in the browser address bar -> So, Jake, the author would have a domain name of www.Jake.com for example displayed instead of www.WordPress.site/author/jake
I'm pretty sure this can be achieved although I don't know the details. I would hire a developer for that part.
But the second and important part I need to find out is if that happens will other sites recognize this masked name. So users are browsing my site and click to go to Jake's Author Page that has the domain name masked to www.Jake.com. Once they are there let's say they click on an outbound link going to a completely different site, let's say the link takes them to www.CNN.com. What will CNN see the URL that the user came from? Will they see my actual URL of wwwWordPress.site/author/jake ? Or will they see that the user came from the masked URL www.Jake.com?
Also, if all they see is that traffic from this link came from www.Jake.com is there a way to find out that a domain name has been masked... IF CNN really wanted to investigate could they find this out?
I'm trying to develop a legitimate site and looking for this particular setup. I know it sounds a little odd but for this case, it's applicable IF this actually can be done.